SoftBank Corp’s BBIX and BBSakura Launch ‘Internet Connection’ for OCX

Internet Connection” is an optional service that enables customers to connect to the Internet from the OCX network.

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BBIX, Inc. (“BBIX”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. that operates an Internet Exchange (IX) business, and BBSakura Networks, Inc. (“BBSakura”), a network solutions provider and subsidiary of BBIX, will launch a new optional service called “Internet Connection” in “Open Connectivity eXchange” (“OCX”), a cloud-based network service, on May 22, 2023.

“Internet Connection” is an optional service that enables customers to connect to the Internet from the OCX network, which is a closed network. BBIX has Japan-leading high capacity as a VNE (Virtual Network Enabler) provider for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (“NTT East”) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation (“NTT West”). BBIX also has one of the largest connected capacities with Internet players in Japan as an Internet eXchange (“IX”) provider. “Internet Connection” offers customers comfortable Internet access environments to NTT East and NTT West’s FLET’S network, major SaaS providers, content providers, and ISPs by using BBIX’s IX backbone.

While customers have had to prepare their own Internet connections to a data center or other location, “Internet Connection” enables customers to use high-bandwidth Internet access in a simple and timely manner by applying for the service through the OCX portal site that directly connects to the IX backbone, which previously required the operation of an Autonomous System (“AS”).

BBIX and BBSakura will continue to expand their services to help customers accelerate DX (Digital Transformation) and grow their businesses in the multi-cloud era.



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